Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Black Friday - Cyber Monday Has Now Ended but Christmas Is Still Coming

Cyber Monday Great Deals at Amazon $50 of 7" HDX to day ONLY  All finished. If you missed the deals come back on a regular base because I will still be looking for those great Christmas Present deals.

Apart from getting that all important present for the Kids, Wife, Mom, Dad you can also find yourself some great bargains.

Here's a couple of links for you to check out.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1" Tablet On Offer Now!

Buy Kindle Fire Tablet get Great Offer

Limited-Time Kindle Fire Promotion: Buy any Kindle Fire Tablet and get 40% off selected Sennheiser

  Shop Amazon Holiday Music

Shop Amazon - Hot New Toy Releases

Santa's Christmas Presents

Happy Festive Time   

Amazon has begun shipping the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9-inch edition in the UK

 Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

The 8.9-inch Amazon Kindle Fire HDX has started shipping in the UK today – November 19. The Android-powered slate comes a 2.2GHz processor and boasts the latest build of Amazon’s forked Android OS, Fire OS 3.0. 

The new Fire HDX also introduces a bunch of new features such as the Mayday Button, which connects you to an Amazon help desk via the Fire HDX’s webcam. The idea is all about customer service but you just know it’s going to get abused with hilarious Chat Roulette-style consequences.

Mayday is available 365 days a year, 24/7 and is absolutely free out of the box. Other new features include Kindle FreeTime and expanded X-ray features for films and TV viewing. The 8.9-inch Amazon Kindle Fire HDX will set you back £329.

Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder and CEO.said: "It's been just one year since we introduced Kindle Fire in the UK, and we are grateful for the overwhelmingly positive response from customers.” 
“The team is innovating at an unbelievable speed, and we're excited to bring our new Kindle Fire HDX to the UK.”

Amazon Introduces Fire OS 3.1 for Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX

Great news for Kindle Fire users an upgrade to the operating system, I have found this article which I think you may find interesting if you want your Kindle Tablets up to date.

By Ed Hardy, TabletPCReview Editor

 Tuesday, November 19, 2013


539 Reads
There's a new version of the Fire OS for Amazon's latest tablets. This brings new consumer-oriented features like integration with Goodreads, as well as business-friendly features.

Amazon bought Goodreads earlier this year, and the reading-oriented social networking service is integrated into Fire OS 3.1 allowing users to, among other things, more easily rate and review books on their tablet.
Second Screen allows users to stream video from the latest Kindle Fire models to a PlayStation 3 or Samsung TV while using the tablet to provide playback controls, a customized display for X-Ray, or access email and browse the Web while watching a movie.
Business Features
For business users, Fire OS 3.1 offer the ability to connect to secure Wi-Fi networks, including a native VPN client. Users can access corporate apps, documents, and resources like SharePoint.
It includes a native SCEP (Simple Certificate Exchange Protocol) client to retrieve digital certificates for secure resources, and Fire OS also now supports Kerberos authentication, which enables the ability to browse secure Intranet websites from the Silk browser.
In addition, the new Kindle Fire tablets also sport Kindle-specific device management APIs that integrate with existing mobile device management (MDM) systems to make it easy for IT departments to manage Kindle Fire.
Other Features
Amazon's Fire OS 3.1 also helps users organize their books, newspapers, magazines, and apps in customized collections, and it supports voice dictation that can convert speech to text?available in all languages when online; offline support available in U.S. English.
Wireless printing of photos, PDF, emails, contacts, calendar, and docs has been added, as well as new accessibility enhancements for blind and visually impaired customers.
Getting the New Version
Kindle OS 3.1 is a free, over-the-air update. It will be delivered automatically to supported devices in the coming weeks, or it can be downloaded and installed immediately from Amazon's website.
The upgrade is available only for the latest generation of Amazon tablets, including the Kindle Fire HD, the 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX, and the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HDX.

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Christmas Festive Season – In Manchester UK and Around

Christmas Festive Season – In Manchester UK and Around

 This article has nothing what so ever to do with Tablets I have included it because it is where I live and I think we should all promote our local area especially at this time of year.

The festive season in and around Manchester UK is swinging into gear with special shows, festive markets, pantomimes and loads more for the Manchester and surrounding areas. I have gathered a few here not in any particular order nor in importance, just to high light what you can find if you search around your local papers and sometimes by just visiting your local councils website.

Tatton Park – Christmas Lantern Parade, November 29, 6pm – Entry FREE

Take the kids to welcome Father Christmas and his reindeer to Tatton Park. Visitors are invited to light Father Christmas’ route with their own lanterns as he makes his way through the twilight park and to Tatton’s festive stableyard. Children can bring along their Christmas lists to pop into a special posting box and say hello to Santa’s two favourite reindeer's, Dancer and Prancer. Visitors are also able to bring along any unwanted toys to donate to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. The Gift Fair, shops and restaurant will be open for seasonal shopping and dining until 7:30pm.
For more information call Bridget Roberts on 01625374405

Knowsley Safari Park
Breakfast with Santa, December 22 and 23 Knowsley Safari Park.

Santa will be taken a break from all his hard work in the North Pole to meet some wild animals at Knowsley Safari Park. He will be sitting down to a number of unforgettable festive breakfasts at the park is inviting youngsters to join him in his enchanted grotto. A breakfast feast will be laid out in the Oasis restaurant, before Santa will take all the family on a fun filled journey around Mizzy Lake.

Check availability and booking call 0151 430 9009

Now here’s an unusual one.

National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield
Santa Underground, November 30 – December 23 10am onwards

Get kitted out with a helmet and lamp to descend 140m underground to Santa’s grotto. Visitors will have to make their way along a special snowy walkway to find Santa tell him what they want for Christmas. There is also the option of enjoying festive food, with offers available on lunches, snacks and treats.

You are advised that early booking is essential if you do not want to miss this unusual experience. More info call 01924 848806.

Manchester European Vacation
Manchester welcomes the familiar Log Chalets of the Christmas Markets, open now until December 22

Eight sites in the city centre are alive with festive cheer for nearly six weeks as the popular international markets come to town.
The erotic smells of cinnamon, German sausage and Dutch cheese are back again in the guise of the famous Christmas markets. You will find stallholders from around the world with their specialities. Stalls will be open seven days a week until Sunday, December 22 (with the exception of Corporation Street, which will close on December 21). Exchange square will be home to a special Christmas vintage lounge – featuring a tea room and microbrewery, plus live music – as well as the now traditional 16-metre carved windmill on top of the sausage stand.

Reindeer Parade December 1, Noon, Rochdale town centre

Bring the kids to watch Rudolph and friends pull Santa’s sleigh down Yorkshire Street for Rochdale’s annual Reindeer Parade. Santa will be followed by a brass band playing Christmas carols.

Christmas Shopping Cruises
November 17 – December 22, 10.30am, Worsley – Intu Trafford Centre circular

Finding your Christmas shopping more of a chore than a pleasure? Then why not make it a bit more of an interesting experience by sailing your way to the shops. This festive cruise goes through Monton, Patricroft and over the Barton Swing Aqueduct and into Trafford. You will alight at Trafford Centre, where you will have 3 hours to get as much festive shopping out of the way.

Booking is essential. Visit or give Salford Tourist Information a ring on 0161 848 8601   

Worsley Christmas Lights Switch On
November 29, 6pm-8pm, Canal side

The festive season kicks off in style in Salford with the Christmas lights switch on, which will take place in Worsley by6 the water. Father Christmas will be arriving on an illuminated barge to chat to children in his magical grotto.

For more information contact Beryl on 0161 794 9627

Last one I wish to highlight is:

Santa Run
December 8, 10.15am, MediaCityUK

Test out your fitness while helping local charities by participating in this festive Fun Run. Everyone is invited to take part, regardless of age or ability. The run starts outside the new BBC offices at Salford. The Santa’s will then dash through the Lowery Plaza at the Lowery Outlet Mall, over the bridge, past the Imperial War Museum and over the Manchester Ship Canal via the new bridge, before finishing in MediaCityUk square. All finishers will receive a medal and kids will also get a selection box.

Costs Adults £15, Children £10 (price includes Santa suit) Sorry no contact details but try Salford Tourist Information Centre 0161 848 8601. I’m sure they will point you in the right direction.

Please accept my apologies for any event I have not mentioned here but I have only limited space. Checking your local paper and possible local council sites will turn up loads of events in your area.

Have a very happy Christmas and a very good New Year.